JUMBO! JUMBO! / by Tim Hopgood


Do you remember working your way through one of those jumbo colouring books? The paper was quite thick and I particularly liked the books that had a variety of drawing styles in them. Me and my younger sister used to sit side-by-side on the floor and colour in a page each. We would flick through the pages until we found a spread that we both wanted to colour, eventually working our way to the ones we weren’t so keen on.

Along with jumbo colouring books came jumbo sets of felt-tip pens. I can still remember the day I first laid my eyes on a whopping set of 50 felt-tip pens. The range of colours was dazzling. Whereas my very first set, consisted only of red, blue, yellow, green and black.

If you, or the little ones in your life love colouring then you'll be pleased to know that we've recently added a range of FREE downloadable colouring sheets to the new HouseofHopgood shop. Do take a look. Happy colouring! T